The Eagleson Institute recently announced that it will hold the Preventing and Treating Biological Exposures Colloquium on June 8-10 in Providence, R.I.
All occupational medicine, infectious disease and emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, occupational health nurses and biosafety professionals are invited to attend.
The conference will provide opportunities to learn from industry experts, as well as networking opportunities.
A workshop will cover characteristics of agents and toxins, such as vectors, zoonotic disease and nanoparticles. Other workshops will discuss exposure prevention, diagnosis, post-exposure treatment, best practices and legal aspects of occupational health hazards.
During the colloquium, multiple panels and roundtable discussions will be available for attendees to present first-hand experience, share best practices and learn from seasoned experts. Case study discussions will offer an opportunity for small groups to discuss creative solutions and interventions.
Courses on occupational health issues in biological laboratories and an introduction to nanotechnology will be offered prior to the conference. Continuing education credits may be available.
The colloquium is presented by the Eagleson Institute and the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation, and sponsored by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, the American Biological Safety Association and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.